Kalki Koechlin and Sumeet Vyas were present at The Trailer launch of their upcoming film ‘Ribbon’. During media interaction on Wednesday Kalki said, she feels lucky to attract good film content.
Kalki who has been part of films like That Girl in Yellow Boots, Margarita with a Straw, A Death in the Gunj and now Ribbon and Jia Aur Jia, was asked how she manages to find such content, to which she said, “Such content finds its way to me, I don’t go looking for it and I feel lucky that I attract good content for whatever reason. As an actor, I have to manage the different characters and be versatile. That’s the whole point of being an actor, to put on a different mask for different characters.”
The trailer shows Kalki struggling between her professional and personal life, when asked about what rules should help working women who take maternity leaves, Kalki said, “I don’t think there are rules but as far as the law is concerned the film talks about how difficult it is for people to come back to work after they take maternity leaves. Partly I think it becomes more difficult because we don’t have equal paternity leaves. Culturally we don’t see men as part of the household as much, and that is changing with time. Sumeet’s character is like an advance open-minded husband who is very happy to have his wife working and independent.
But when the situation arises, under pressure who is going to be the one to actually take care of the child, there are no hard and fast rules. The film talks about it too. There are many things I am sure but for now, I think we should really focus on paternity leaves.”
Kalki was last seen in ‘A death in the Gunj’ in 2016 directed by Konkana Sen Sharma and her future projects include ‘Scholarship’ and ‘Azmish – trials of life’ and ‘Jia Aur Jia’ which is set to release on 27th Oct.
Ribbon directed by Rakhee Sandilya is presented by Red Cart Films and scheduled to release on 3rd November.